At Arcadis, we never lose sight of what’s most important. Because we look beyond our projects and programmes and you’ll see it’s about human stories. From remaking public spaces that bring people together, to making cities easier to navigate, we’re focused on making an impact where it matters most – and improving quality of life.
It’s a shared goal amongst 27,000 Arcadians. And one we can only achieve by working together and applying our skills and expertise across design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services. It’s how we’ll find solutions to our clients’ most complex challenges. And how we’ll deliver exceptional results, today and tomorrow.
At Arcadis, you won’t just be transforming the world around you, you will also have the opportunity to reimagine where you could go. Because at Arcadis, careers have no boundaries and you’ll be encouraged to embrace your imagination and curiosity, think big and think differently.
We are looking for an experienced and motivated person to lead our new workstream for Stewardship& Legacy. You will be joining our growing team in Landscape, Masterplanning and Urbanism (LMU), consisting of more than 70 Landscape Architects, masterplanners and urban design professionals. We provide a full spectrum of services, from residential-led masterplanning, urban regeneration, strategic planning, design concept through to detail and implementation as well as Environmental Assessment, and Landscape/ Townscape Visual impact Assessment.
You will have a strong focus on integrating legacy thinking into our wide-spectrum of projects. This will include client advice and technical contributions on stewardship models, governance, funding, adoptions, the optimal land management and maintenance of green spaces, public realm and the establishment and stewardship of new and existing habitats, to bring environmental, social, cultural and economic benefit. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to business development in landscape management and environmental stewardship, for example, to prevent environmental damage and harm to wildlife through careful management of the developments and use of a region’s land resources, and to positively contribute toward net zero carbon goals.
We invite candidates with a passion to grow this workstream and therefore you will have good business development credentials and bring drive and innovation to establish and expand the opportunity. Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams including our in-house disciplines as well as our sector-leading external partners will be important. You’ll have the opportunity to work on some of the UK’s largest, most complex and technically demanding projects. These currently include major large-scale mixed-use masterplans, masterplanning for new homes, city centre public realm, regeneration projects, green infrastructure strategies and landscape masterplanning for some of the UK’s largest residential and mixed-use developments as well as significant infrastructure projects such as:
However, not all of our projects are large scale. We have equally exciting smaller projects and, together, present a rich and varied portfolio of projects and clients including at national and local levels, and in both the private and public sector.
Our Landscape Masterplanning and Urbanism team operates across a number of key locations within the UK (and overseas). We have a flexible approach to the location of this new role and are open to applications across UK geographies.
Core Skills / Experience:
· Stewardship Strategies incl. models, governance, funding and revenue opportunities
· Design advice relating to stewardship and placemaking legacy
· Landscape Management Plans
· Landscape Maintenance Contracts
· Business development skills and client-facing experience
· Landscape Condition Surveys
· Greenspace Strategies
· Public Realm and the built environment management advice
· Maintenance of green and blue infrastructure
· Options for stewardship models
· Food security and agricultural diversity e.g. rewilding, environmental stewardship, urban farming, etc
· Largescale landscape planning and management
· Lifecycle assessment of materials and replacement cycles to inform design choices
· Landscape and Visual Assessment
· Legacy adoptions relating to designed assets e.g. Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems(SUDS)
Desirable Skills / Experience:
At Arcadis, you’ll have the opportunity to build the career that’s right for you. Because each Arcadian has their own motivations, their own career goals. And, as a ‘people ﬁrst ’business, it’s why we’ll take the time to listen, to understand what you want from your time here, and provide the support you need to achieve your ambitions. Wherever you join us, you can look forward to a competitive reward package that includes an attractive starting salary, opportunities for career development and being part of a sociable community. We have a performance-related bonus scheme and an employee recognition scheme. Other beneﬁts include membership fees to join your relevant professional body, employer contribution pension scheme, ﬂexible working and a flexible holiday scheme.
We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.